Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Equalizer saves the day

They used to call the Colt .45 an "equalizer." No matter what size your attacker, one (or two) between the eyes evens up the odds. Check out this story of an 84-year old homeowner turned the tables on a home invasion (burglary while a home is occupied).

Memphis police are investigating a home invasion that ended in a shooting.

Police say 84-year-old Willie Hancox called 911 around two Friday afternoon to say that he had shot an intruder.

Hancox says he fired two shots, hitting an intruder twice in the head.

Hancox says he is sick of the crime in his community.

"He said if they come in the door, I'm not gonna let them kill me and he meant that," says neighbor, Dorothy Dickerson.

Dickerson lives across the street and looks after Hancox.

Dickerson adds, "I say God is good, cause they had no business in there, and whoever did that got what they deserved. And, I say it in front of they face, not behind they back and I mean it."

It reminds us that 1) the US still isn't a good place for home invasions, 2) a handgun, when properly employed can ruin the day of a home invader, 3) the homeowner is a good shot (2 for 2 in the head), and 4) if said homeowner hadn't properly defended said home, we could be discussing how sad it was that someone robbed, raped, or murdered a homeowner, and would likely commit the same crime again and again.

Have a great day!

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